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Our testing is performed on a strict time schedule, so please be on time. The following reminders will help make your visit go more smoothly.

  • Do NOT take supplements or unnecessary medications for 4 hours before you appointment.
  • Please drink a lot of water for 24 hours before your visit. We will need you to be well hydrated.
  • Do NOT wear pantyhose or clothes with very tight sleeves, as they will interfere with the testing procedures.
  • Do NOT wear jewelry. You may wear your wedding ring.
  • Please do NOT take any aspirin or pain medications for 12 hours before testing, if possible.
  • Do NOT consume alcohol for 12 hours before your appointment.
  • Do NOT wear perfume, strong smelling deodorant, fragrances, essential oils, hand lotion, aftershave or cologne on the day of your visit (before of after).
  • Please schedule your appointment so that you are NOT being tested during the first 3 days of your menstrual cycle.
  • If you need to reschedule please do so NO LATER than 2 business days to your appointment to avoid a cancellation fee.
  • We may be performing several tests during your first visit. You will be filling out an extensive questionnaire and speaking with the doctor.  Expect to be here AT LEAST one hour.
  • At the end of your visit you may be given some instructions and a list of foods to avoid for 24 hours.
  • Please eat BEFORE your appointment. You may be asked to avoid food for a short time after your visit or to eat very little. Do NOT come to the office hungry.


  • You may NOT shop for 8 hours after the visit. So please shop in advance of your visit.
  • You may NOT go to a restaurant for 8 hours. (For any reason)
  • You may NOT visit a hair salon, barber shop or nail salon for 12 hours after treatment.
  • You must avoid all chemicals for 12 hours, so please refuel you automobile before your visit.
  • You may NOT bath or shower for 8 hours after treatment so shower before your visit.
  • Do NOT chew gum, use mints, drink anything except water or eat anything after arriving for your visit.
  • NOT permitted for 12 hours after treatment: Massage, Acupuncture, vigorous exercise, hot tub, sauna steam room or swimming.
  • You may NOT consume alcohol for 12 hours after treatment.
  • Do NOT eat a large meal after treatment.
  • You may be given a list of additional things to avoid for 24 hours after treatment.

The restrictions above are designed for the worst-case scenario.

We have designed these suggestions based on years of practical experience. You may be able to break some or al of the rules and do just fine, or you may bend one rule and have to REPEAT the visit. You will have the best chance for success if you follow all of these suggestions. The restrictions are to be followed for 24 hours, a small price to pay for a long-term benefit.